What is Melphalan?

Melphalan (trade name Alkeran, in former USSR also known as Sarcolysin) is a chemotherapy drug belonging to the class of nitrogen mustard alkylating agents.

An alkylating agent adds an alkyl group (CnH2n+1) to DNA. It attaches the alkyl group to the guanine base of DNA, at the number 7 nitrogen atom of the imidazole ring.

Otherwise known as L-Phenylalanine Mustard, or L-PAM, melphalan is a phenylalanine derivative of mechlorethamine.

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I was diagnosed in 2007 with Multiple Myeloma, was treated with IV Velcade, Revlimid initially then had ASCT with high dose Mephalan. Remission...

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HLA matched BMT is definitive treatment.

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I am a multiple myeloma patient in the grade 3a and i want to ask about how to reduce the blood viscosity by medecine and food the plasma vicosity...

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High viscosity in myeloma is usually due to the activity of the disease (the "bad" plasma cells produce large quantities of abnormal...

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